Saturday, August 29, 2009

These are the days

My youngest daughter is visiting me in Seattle this week. She graduated high school this last June. None of my children make me feel old. Yet, typing that just now, I realize there's a lot of time that's gotten past me so far. I only wish for a time machine to go back and enjoy those times I should have enjoyed more.

For these days though, yesterday I was leaving for work as my youngest slept in the living room. She looked so peaceful, and so much like the child I had watched sleep over the last 18 years that I just lay down next to her and watched her sleep. I was washed over with the knowledge that these days are few and very far apart. How old will my baby be before I get this chance again?

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. I have not had a summer like this in a long time, so I am enjoying every single moment when I am with my boys. Especially when I see Chris, now that he has moved away.

    Time will always get past us. It is where the bittersweetness and angst in our lives comes from.